The Kecak fire dance in Ubud, Bali
If you’re in Bali, one thing you have to check out is the amazing Kecak fire dance Bali. at Pura Dalem Taman Kaja, this is an amazing and inspirational dance with flames in one of the most stunning settings Bali has to offer. Places like Ubud in Bali are labelled as the art hub of the world and it’s no wonder why people travel here from all over the world to experience the atmospheric vibe in Bali. And discover the awesome things to do in Ubud on their adventure here.
Like I mentioned Ubud is one of the best destinations in the world for arts and craft. And, the Kecak fire dance performance is one fine example of things to expect in Bali. You will also love the amazing Pura Tanah Lot Temple in Seminyak!
Where is the Ubud fire dance performance?
If you’ve read any of my other posts, you will know my favourite way to get around Ubud, is by scooter. So, I recommend you rent a scooter for $3/4 (per day) and make your own way to the Ubud fire dance.
The fire dance actually takes places at the amazing Junjungan village temple (Jalan Tirta Tawar). You will have to travel roughly 4/5 kilometres from Jalan Raya Ubud to the Junjungan village temple.
Don’t like driving scooters? You can pay for a taxi to take you to the fire dance performance. This may cost you $5 upwards, just remember to barter on the price.
Also, you can hire a car for the day or maybe tie this in with a paid tour in Ubud.
Check out the Google map below for the location of the Pura Dalem Taman Kaja:
How much is the kecak fire dance?
This is not a free Thing to do in Ubud, you will have to pay. So, the actually entrance fee for the Kecak fire dance performance in Ubud is 85,000 IDR which is roughly $6.
With the cost you pay, you will be helping the community out and all the money goes back into funding things like the temples being built.
What to expect?
You will be taken on a Balinese journey through the performance of fire dancing and amazing acting skills from the locals of Bali. This awesome spectacle started around the 1930’s and still to this day the show goes on.
Throughout the fire dance you will get to see crazy fire-breathing skills as the flame from the torches lights up the night sky.
You will get to see a somewhat musical, but not the typical musical you maybe used to. This one is created by the guys singing their hearts out as they crowd around the lit statues. There is no use of instruments or help from loud speakers, the vocals is the only thing you can hear. It’s amazing.
The men are dressed in brightly coloured sarong which is a tribute to the Balinese culture and it all adds to the amazing effect of this fire performance in Ubud, Bali.
Where to stay?
Here is some of the best places to stay in Ubud, Bali;
- Hanging gardens of Bali – The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a sweet-luxurious destination, which you will find located in the jungle near Payangan, a village North of Ubud. Also, the enchanting five star luxury resort has 44 private suites and individual villas. The hanging gardens of Bali suites all have their own granite infinity pool, amazing.
- Banana Homestay – This homestay in Ubud is in perfect location and it’s within walking distance with all the top things to do in Ubud and this homestay offers very clean and comfortable rooms. Also, these come with hot showers, free tea and coffee all day long. So, there is also free breakfast included with this homestay in Ubud and the service here is also amazing and you will feel very welcomed on your stay. Also, the Wifi is very good here, always a tip essential, overall making it a top place to stay in Ubud.
- Undis Homestay – This is another great cheap place to stay in Ubud. It’s a budget homestay that offers amazing service, clean rooms and free tea/coffee. There is a good view of this homestay and you can even get a view of the flowing river that runs by it. Also, you will be treated very well at this budget accommodation in Ubud and this is definitely a top place for backpackers to stay.
Other things to see in Ubud
- Tegallalang rice terraces Ubud
- Bali monkey forest
- Pura Tirta Empul
- Jungle Fish Ubud
- Elephant cave Bali